Hi! my submission here. It's... idk what's this 😫 Like a 2 floor living room with a door to a balcony and an empty closet on second floor and a library and a table on first floor? Or something like that... The sink is on the table, by the the way. Is one of those old (or fancy, too) sinks that are just a block. This exercice was something else for me. My feeling is "this sucks", but my wife's reaction when she first saw it was, "wow, that's so cool and straight! and without a ruler?" I guess that's ok, but I did not enjoy doing it.
I'm sorry for the little rant I'm about to leave here, you're content is excellent and out of any question, I absolutely love it, but the website and media player is making watching the videos way more painful than it should, at least in an android phone with Firefox. It freezes, jumps randomly, crashes... I don't know if there's something anyone can do to make this better or if this is the place to complain, but man... I want to learn but sometimes I can't because of this, and it's frustrating 😭😭😭 please let me know if this message doesn't belong here and I have to make it go though another channel 🙏🏼
Started with the hand (couldn't help adding some Spiderman webs). If anyone has feedback on line quality, I'd appreciate it. I'm not totally clear still on what is meant by "confident lines." I set a rule for myself on this one not to erase anything, as I know I use the eraser way to much. It was a good exercise. You can see in here that the curve of the thumb was initially off, and the middle fingers were too long at first, but I'm glad I just sketched over it rather than erasing. There were some lines that I committed to too quickly though, some proportions look off to me. Overall though, pretty happy with it.
Here is my attempt at the hand. I still haven't been able to get the proportions correct, although it's better than my first two attempts. I think I might be overthinking it for this exercise. I need to watch the demo to see how Stan approached it.
so here's my penguin! I'm recovering from covid these days so I don't have much energy, but I didn't want to stop drawing and this assignment was entertaining enough. I love the tip of darkening the correct lines and then the lighter ones will disappear, it's true! Did you notice my first (wrong) attempt at putting the eye in the face? It's still there but barely noticeable ☺️
Here comes my assignment! I did all 4 of them before watching the demo videos, and I'm quite happy to see that my simplifications matches those of Stan's quite a bit. The boots were definitely the most difficult, and on top of that I did them on charcoal instead of graphite, which made it even more difficult to me! 😫😫
I've tried this with a whole figure drawing. I think it would have been better if I had put 3 values in shadows and 2 in lights instead of 2 shadows and 3 lights. It was actually tough to guess the light/shadow borders due to soft edges, but I'm happy with the result.
I'm quite happy that my decisions for where to put the values are quite similar or those from Stan! The proportions and likeness didn't came as well as I wished, and I feel I could have simplified shapes a bit more. Overall, I'm happy with my first attempt!
I watched the video yesterday and I did the warmup today, so I didn't remember I had to start with the head overture instead of the head itself, therefore my 'shrooms look a bit different 😅😅 Anyway, here there are my first two pages in traditional and a third one in digital. I feel my lines are still so indecisive and the pressure sensitivity is still not there yet, but a really good exercise!
These warm-up Mario Mushrooms were really fun and relaxing. I noticed that on the first ones, even if I tried to draw different shapes and angles, my stubborn hand would commit to the standard rounded shape. I can see the improvement on the last page, there I have fewer searching lines and, able to draw it in different shapes. I have a better pressure control but I'm not sure if I should have applied lighter pressure on the parts that wasn't "supposed" to show up or if it's ok that I didn't make the strokes at all on those parts.